Cairns Accommodation - Tropical North Queensland
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The Tropical North Queensland region stretches from just below Innisfail all the way to the very tip of Australia and inland to the Northern Territory border.
The most popular places to visit however can be found in the region between Innisfail and Cooktown, encompassing Cairns and Port Douglas and inland to Mareeba and the Atherton Tablelands. In this region of Australia, the scenery is dominated by the rainforest-covered Great Dividing Range and the spectacular Great Barrier Reef with it's many tropical islands.
There are many Cairns hotels, resorts, apartments and backpackers that are perfect for a beach holiday and catering to all budgets. Most of them will even book tours and attractions for you - just ask them at reception when you arrive. Sporting a warm tropical climate all year round, there are activities and accommodation options to suit everyone.
Start planning for your trip today: look up Cairns accommodation providers on the pages below, separated by region, to check their availability, features and rates, and book online.
Cairns' northern beaches stretch for nearly 30 kilometres, with an abundance of beachfront accommodation providers as a result! There's also plenty of activities and things to do in Cairns near the beaches, and they act as a jumping off point for those wanting to see the Barrier Reef or other Tropical North QLD destinations.
The Tablelands has a beautiful temperate climate making it an ideal January to December destination. Avoid the rush, and come in the low season (Dec-April), the climate is comfortable, free of coastal humidity but still accessible to those coastal areas. Alternatively, come in the high season (July-Nov), and feel the warmth of our tropical sun.
Cooktown is the northernmost town on the east coast of Australia and is really the last stop when you're heading up the Cape York Peninsula. Stay at a historical pub, small B&B, resorts perfect for family getaways, self contained cabins which are ideal for those wanting to stay a little longer and budget friendly motels, caravan parks and camping grounds.
Accommodation in the Daintree is really something special as they are tucked in between lush, tropical gardens, heritage listed rainforest and the animals which call these beautiful surrounds home. There's a range of options available including boutique villas, stylish self contained holiday houses, eco lodges, backpackers, rainforest cabins, hostels and quaint bed and breakfasts.
Kuranda is a picturesque village nestled high above Cairns in the hinterlands and surrounded by World Heritage listed lush rainforest. Many people choose to escape to Kuranda to get away from the humid heat of Cairns and to get back to nature in a town that's known for hospitality and beauty. You'll find many different types of places to stay in Kuranda.
The World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef consists of a huge and varied ecosystem of over 900 islands and has the honour of being the world's largest single structure created by living organisms. The reef is a popular location for activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling.
There's a vast array of accommodation in Mission Beach it's just up to you to decide what kind of holiday you're after. There's family friendly resorts as well as beachside holiday homes for that home away from home feeling. Those wanting privacy or romance will enjoy self contained villas, luxury hotels, quaint B&B's and lodges nestled in the rainforest.
Palm Cove is known as Cairns' pretty, laid back little sister and is located just a short drive from the CBD. Accommodation is known for it's luxury and style with many great beach houses to rent for long term stays, glamorous beachside resorts, hotels with wonderful restaurants & bars and even eco lodges in the lush rainforest that backs onto the beach.
Just an hours drive from Cairns International Airport, Port Douglas is the closest gateway to the wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef. World Heritage rainforests hug the coast and offer a bevvy of attractions and sightseeing. There's a variety of Port Douglas accommodation options ranging from luxury apartments to beach cottages.
Just 20 minutes north of Cairns is an idyllic stretch of palm fringed sand which is popular with both domestic and international travelers. Lining the beautiful shores of Trinity Beach are a number of stunning self contained apartments which are the perfect choice for family holiday, luxury holiday homes and lush resorts with fantastic amenities.
Cairns is a hugely popular destination for backpackers and there is a large backpacker-centric (yes, we just made that word up) infrastructure to cater for 18-35 year old budget travellers who want to have fun or just lie in the sun. If you're traveling the east coast of Australia most people will recommend Cairns as your first or last stop.
More Queensland Accommodation
- Port Douglas Accommodation - Port Douglas is a beautiful beach town and is only 70km north of Cairns.
- Whitsundays Accommodation - The Whitsunday Islands are a must see when visiting Australia, and are close to Cairns.
- Sunshine Coast Accommodation - North of Brisbane and one of Queensland's favourite holiday destinations.
- Brisbane Accommodation - Queensland's capital, if you're visiting Cairns you'll probably come through Brisbane.
- Gold Coast Accommodation - If you enjoy the hot Cairns weather, you should feel right at home on the sunny Gold Coast.
- Cairns Sharehouse Accommodation - Accommodation for students, working travellers and backpackers in Cairns.